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Christmas Cookies

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Easy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies are an easy & nostalgic Christmas cookie recipe that makes a great gift for neighbors, holiday parties & friends! Delish!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 72 cookies


  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter - room temperature
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp table salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup confectioner's sugar


  • Combine cocoa, granulated sugar & butter in a mixing bowl & beat together on medium speed. Reduce the speed to low & add the eggs, mixing until just combined.
  • Mix in vanilla, salt, baking powder & then the flour until well incorporated.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap & chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line several baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls & coat with confectioners sugar.
  • Place on the prepared baking sheet at least 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.


*Note - I was able to get 72 cookies. How many you get will depend on how large or small you portion out the dough.